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a good job. >>> hagel has been confirmed. many republicans opposed hagel's nomination because of comments he made about iran. >>> statewide 54% of those asked say they favor legalizing marijuana but with the same kind of restrictions as alcohol. 43% oppose legalizing marijuana. in the bay area though, 66% approved. now back in 1969 when this question was first asked just 13% of california voters approved of legalizing marijuana statewide. >>> a large number of californians 67% oppose the federal crack down on medical marijuana dispensaries. 27% favor it and 58% favor the idea of allowing dispensaries in their cities or towns. >>> the coast guard called off its massive search for a 29- foot sailboat with four people that was said to be missing off the coast of monday -- of monterey. questions are being raised now about whether it was just a hoax. ktvu's ken wayne asked coast guard officials about that now and he joins us now in the newsroom with what they said. >> reporter: the coast guard told me that they are still treating this as a serious case. this coast guard chart show
but they are more interested in continuity and they believe carmen chu has done a good job. >>> hagel has been confirmed. many republicans opposed hagel's nomination because of comments he made about iran. >>> statewide 54% of those asked say they favor legalizing marijuana but with the same kind of restrictions as alcohol. 43% oppose legalizing marijuana. in the bay area though, 66% approved. now back in 1969 when this question was first asked just 13% of california voters approved of legalizing marijuana statewide. >>> a large number of californians 67% oppose the federal crack down on medical marijuana dispensaries. 27% favor it and 58% favor the idea of allowing dispensaries in their cities or towns. >>> the coast guard called off its massive search for a 29- foot sailboat with four people that was said to be missing off the coast of monday -- of monterey. questions are being raised now about whether it was just a hoax. ktvu's ken wayne asked coast guard officials about that now and he joins us now in the newsroom with what they said. >> reporter: the coast guard told me that they are st
right now chuck hagel is due to arrive at the pentagon for his first day of work as secretary of defense. we're looking at live pictures right now. obviously that is the parking lot right outside the pentagon. a lot of cars filling up there. after a seven week political fight, the senate voted yesterday to confirm chuck hagel as defense secretary. he will take the oath of office this morning. then he'll make his first remark to defense department employees in just about three hours from right now. and just two days before massive automatic federal spending cuts are due to kick in no signs this morning of a compromised deal to avoid those cuts. coming up at 5:15 house speaker john boehner very harsh criticism of his senate colleagues for what they say they have not done. >>> let's check back in with sal for a look at traffic. how does it look? >> it looks pretty good. we're off to a nice start. this wednesday, middle of the week. we are getting more people. usually doesn't get really crowded until about 5:30. at the toll plaza we usually don't see a big crowd until 6:00. we have a little
his job today after a contentious nomination battle with republicans. chuck hagel took the office with his wife holding the bible. then it was off to the pentagon. he said that the looming budget cuts present a real challenge. >> they are going to define much of who we are. not this institution only, but our country. what kind of a world our children are going to inherit. >> hagel has another major challenge, winding down the war in afghanistan. in a statement, he said 34,000 troops will be coming home this year, and all combat troops are to withdraw by the end of next year. >>> protesters from a local group that works on drug and alcohol rehabilitation staged a rally right in front of the ktvu studios this morning. members of building for a solid foundation in oakland wanted to distance themselves from individuals we reported on, on monday. in a special report about donations made outside of local businesses that may not be going to real charities. the organization aformed what we reported that building for a solid foundation is a legal non- profit group. >> they take our idea, a
temporarily blocked a vote to confirm choke hagel as defense secretary with the filibuster. they insist that the obama administration must first get some more questions about its handling of the terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi, libya last september. the vote to move forward with hage;s nomination fell just short of the needed 60 votes to break a filibuster and head to an actual vote. president obama use the social media site google + hangout to express his frustration. >> >> senate majority whip burkdick durbim office says the senate will take up another vote to move forward on hagel confirmation on tuesday, february 26th. senator john mccain says expect him to be confirmed. >> the federal aviation minister is and is looking for sites to test fly drones. the plan to create six drone test sites around the country. the goal is to allow widespread use of unmanned aircraft by 2015, but the faa is well behind on that deadline. not everyone is in favor of increasing the number of drones in the sky. privacy advocates worry that the widespread drone usually to subsurveillance s
attention is the pick for defense, senator chuck hagel. hagel already lost one vote in the senate, and it's next chance for a do over is one week away. the longer he hangs out there, the more time critics have to find problems. senator mccain told fox news. >> there's a lot of ill will towards senator hagel, because when he was republican, he attacked president bush mercilessly. >> reporter: also in limbo, the president's pick for cia, john brennan. first, one republican said he would hold up his confirmation until he got answers about drone use in the u.s. the said this. >> there's never been a drone used on an american citizen on american soil. >> reporter: and they might hold it up over the talking points. >> when brennan comes before the congress, we're going to find out who changed those talking points, or die trying. >> reporter: then there's treasury nominee jack lou. his comation was meant to be smooth sailing, but republicans say they plan to slow him down over questions about everything from his work at citi group to how the white house will overall medicare. >> there are a n
senator chuck hagel's nomination as secretary of defense will be put to a vote some time next week. this after hagel was met with sharp questions from both sides of the aisle during his confirmation hearing on thursday. nbc's kelly o'donnell is live on capitol hill. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, matt. the white house is not sounding alarm bells but officials do say this was not a perfect performance from chuck hagel who served in the senate for 12 years, a republican from nebraska, and you would think that would make him very familiar with confirmation hearings, but it didn't turn out that way. respected for his decorated combat service in vietnam, but repeatedly pressed about his views on today's hot spots, even democrats took issue when chuck hagel referred to iran as a legitimate government. >> i do not see iran or the iran nan government as a legitimate government and i would like your thoughts on that. >> what i meant to say, should have said, it's recognizable. it's been recognized, is recognized at the un. >> reporter: both parties wanted reassurance on israel. >> i'
as senate republicans block a vote to confirm nominee chuck hagel. nbc's chief white house correspondent chuck todd has the very latest. >> reporter: good morning. president obama is and thi stan chuck hagel. as the former senate nominees put up the road block not only to kill the nomination, but also delay it. the yays are 58, nays are 40. one senator announced present. >> reporter: with that senate vote, chuck hagel came short of a 60-vote, and stalling his confirmation vote by two weeks. president obama was emphatic in his defense of the em battled nominee. >> chuck hagel who richly it was to get a vote on the floor of the senate will be confirmed as our defense secretary. it's unfortunate that this kind of politics intrudes at a time when i'm still presiding over a war in afghanistan. >> reporter: some republicans want more time because they say hagel hasn't provided enough information on speeches he gave in the last five years. others want more information from the president about benghazi. ultimately, hagel's issues with the former gop colleagues are personal. >> there's a lot of i
signaled late monday that would in their delaying tactics. once confirmed, hagel will succeed defense secretary leon panetta just days before automatic, across-the-board budget cuts and scheduled to hit the pentagon. >> safety officials say more teenagers dying behind the wheel. a new report find that deaths of teenage drivers increased 19% for six months of last year. that is a reversal of a decade-long trend were of raw traffic fatalities declined to historical lows. the study finds the deaths are primarily among 16 and 17 year old. >> pollen season starting earlier this year in some parts of the u.s.. tree pollen is supposed to peak in march. grass pollen in the following weeks. but regions from the nation's capital to north texas off pollen count spike in february. here in the bay area, the tree pollen count is high right now. the most active pollens being cedar in juniper. researchers say if you are allergic, you will want to stay indoors during dawn and dusk when colin count is hire. >> the fda has expanded its approval for a bayer cancer pill to treat tumors of the intestines.
the chances of chuck hagel becoming the next secretary of defense. >>> and the big efforts the president did to prepare for his golf outing with tiger woods on this presidents' day weekend. >>> microsoft is taking action that's heating up one of the biggest rivalries in the tech industry. it launched a campaign, including tv commercials that attacks how it says google minds g mail for information about users. google says it has software that automatically delivers ads that might be of interest to the users. but industry experts say that's been an accepted practice for years. and google may be following in google and microsoft's footsteps by opening a retail store. they have popup stores already. but the idea to launch stand alone stores came up as google prepares to launch high-tech glasses and other product us. stores could open later this year. >>> and earlier this month, best buy will launch a price matching guarantee. beginning march 3rd, the store chain will match prices at all local retailers and almost 20 online competitors. best buy says it wants to stop the practice called showroomi
is not happy about the fact that a confirmation vote for chuck hagel as defense secretary has been delayed. hagel is a former republican senator and a decorated vietnam veteran. filibuster fell two votes short. republicans are holding up the confirmation -- while demanding information on how the administration handled the attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission indemocrats call the hold-up "tragic." just in -- we are getting unedited were retiring after 18 months on the job he said he can't wait to get back to his california home. are first look at what type of health plans people can expect under the affordable care act. there will be four types of standard benefits offered through a california health exchange. the first -- platinum -- in which 90-percent of the costs are paid by the plan -- 10 percent are paid out of pocket. next -- gold -- in which 80 percent of health costs are covered. then -- silver -- 70-30 split. and the lowest -- bronze -- 40 percent of costs for that a variety of companies will be offering the plans starting in 20-14 -- when to be insured. now for today's market u
hall starting at 7:00. >>> chuck hagel is now officially the u.s. secretary of defense. the former senator out of nebraska sworn in just a short time ago at the pentagon. bitter seven-week fight though over his nomination finally ended yesterday as the senate voted 58-41 to confirm little. hagel by the way is a republican. but he got the votes of only 4 republican senators. many in the gop feel he is hostile towards israel and soft on iran. but he will take over as secretary of defense. >>> it's time now -- time now is 6:40. why a legendary beer company is accused of misleading its customers, coming up. >> attack of the tumbleweeds. how long it will take to clean up this mess of tumbleweeds. >> the marketed opened up 10 minutes ahe do. let's check the early numbers here. so far, not too bad. we are going to get an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. (woman) 3 days of walking to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful ♪
with plans on a vote on chuck hagel's vote despite opposition by republicans. they are set to vote tomorrow on president president obama's nominee. some republicans on the committee say they have concerns about some of his positions on national security. >>> the normer navy s.e.a.l. who fire -- former navy s.e.a.l. who fired the shot that killed osama bin laden says he has no health benefits or pension now. he is referred to as the shooter. he lost his pension and health coverage when he left the navy and no one is protecting him and his family from reprisals. >> i think he has nightmares how he will support his family, he is not alone. our reporter reported average way for disability is 9 months. he is no better shape. >> the navy issued a statement saying it takes seriously the protection and healthcare but without more specifics can't comment. >>> led poisoning could be behind some crimes. new research shows there may be a link between led exposure and criminality. evidence of poor intelligence, low communication skills and behavioral problems. they have raised concentrations of led in t
it 14 to 12 edge on the panel, and it is likely that hagel be approved on a party-line vote. >> u.s. and state officials are intensifying efforts to hold college is what happens afr graduation. some senators from oregon and florida are expected to reintroduce legislation this week that would require states to make more accessible the average salaries of college graduates. the figures could help prospective students compare salaries by college and major it to assess the best return on their investment. the rebridges americans are mostly living in the suburbs. according to the u.s. census bureau, more than 6 percent of households and america's suburbs have top bracket incomes. in city centers, less than 5 percent of households made the cut of top earners. southern connecticut, home to many had funds, has the highest concentration of wealthy households. silicon valley here in the bay area is a close second. the study did not take into account cost of living, which could significantly reduce or boost buying power in an area. >> we will be right back. [ male announcer ] we began with t
. >>> the confirmation vote for senator chuck hagel is ready and they are trying to limit debate and force a vote and it is fellow republicans who are most opposed to his nomination. >>> also this morning, there will be a nomination for secretary of state hillary rodham clinton and leon panetta is having his last day in service. hillary rodham clinton traveled more than 1 million miles and visited more than 412 countries. >>> they will fire back on president barack obama's state of union address. as kyla campbell reports from the washington d.c. newsroom, the nra is really against the president's proposal, kyla? >> reporter: the nra does not want ban on high capacity assault weapons and they say president barack obama is trying to play on people's emotions. they will directly respond and in the wake of the newtown connecticut shooting they are calling for increased security nationwide not a ban on specific magazines. congressional sides are willing to take a vote on the proposal but this does not mean they will stop fighting. >> the president is trying to use emotions on things that have not been
on the nominations of john brennan for cia drug and chuck hagel for defense secretary to force the white house to answer questions about last year's attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> i wanted to know what our president did, what did he do as commander-in-chief? did he ever pick up the phone and call anybody? i think this is stuff the country needs to know. >> republicans have accused the administration of misleading the public about the attack. a spokesman for the white house national security council says senators should not play politics with crucial nominations. >>> president obama's state of the union address is expected to focus on the economy. he is set to address job creation and wage growth tomorrow night. the president says he will also discuss upcoming budget fights including the march 1 deadline for automatic defense and domestic cuts known as the sequester. you can watch the state of the union tomorrow night at 6:00 right here on kpix 5 and we'll have a special edition of kpix 5 news right after. >>> the brand-new year on the lunar cal
committee is set to vote today on whether chuck hagel should be confirmed as president obama's next secretary of defense. the former senator from nebraska has been criticized by members of his own republican party for comments he made on israel as well as his past opposition of sanctions against iran. if the committee approved him, his nomination would be sent to a full senate vote. >>> a former navy seal who says he killed bin laden ben is leaving the military without a pension or health benefits. he spoke to "esquire" magazine and the centers for investigative reporting identified only as the shooter he described the moment when he pointed his gun at bin laden. >> he shot him once in the foremet and another time in the foremet as he is going down and then a third time in the forehead when he was at the foot of his bed obviously probably already dead. >> so why is he coming forward now? well, he got out of the military four years early, which makes him ineligible for his pension and he says he is struggling to file a disability claim. the shoote
in hundreds of years. >>> they are due to vote in moving ahead with the confirmation of senator chuck hagel. after stalling the nomination for 12 days, late last night they said they would stop delaying the vote. if he is elected, he will replace leon panetta just days before massive cuts are due to hit the pentagon. >>> the building is at peer 27 and it will be the america's cup headquarters starting next month. this $90 million project will include arrays village, -- a race village and a place to dock all starting next year and ribbon cutting is set for early this morning. >> there are problems with the commute you should be aware of. and also the motorcycle crash is causing a big backup? >>> they are showing us a huge backup which has resulted in the two lanes being closed for a while and southbound is backed up out of hayward, the accident was near stevenson and the traffic is slow so if you are driving into the area you need to give yourself extra time and just getting onto the freeway you notice it's much more tight. again the lanes have been reopened and the two left lanes were close
chuck hagel as secretary of defense and after stalling the nomination they would end their delaying tactics just days before huge across the board cuts set to hit the pentagon. >>> back here at home, seniors at a scene your facility -- senior facility had a fire and fire crews said it was a challenge getting them out of the home since they were in wheelchairs or bedridden. five were treated for smoke inhalation. one is still in the hospital this morning. >>> a high school student plans on pleading guilty. he will change his plea in about an hour from now and it comes just one day after he fired 10 shots in the school's cafeteria. he admitted to shooting them but i don't know why he did it. it has been a year since one year he killed trayvon martin. it sparked several protests about racial profiling and he maintains he shot the teen in self-defense. he is expected to stand trial in june. >>> congress could start the debate on gun control and they could consider it, they are expected to crack down on illegal gun trafficking and improve school safety. it is a response to obama's push t
armed services committee will vote later today on chuck hagels nomination to become defense secretary. >> the vote comes despite republican demands for more financial information from president obamas nominee. >> the initial vote was postponed last thursday. >> democrats hold 14-12 edge on the panel, and is likely that hagel will be approved on a party-line vote. >> take a look at this, and i'll have a very close call after getting hit by a woman driving in s u v on a florida turnpike. >> the owl that stuck inside the s u v on thursday night. >> if the driver just assumed it was road kill and said she felt bad about what happened. >> she was shocked to find on friday afternoon the owl was still alive and sitting inside the grill of her car, blinking at hurt. >> she called fish and wildlife workers, and they managed to free it. >> it looks like the owl will be ok. still to come on the kron 4 morning news the international olympic committee makes a surprising announcement. we will tell you which sport is being cut from the summer olympic games, coming up. >> good morning. the time is 5:
is being celebrated all over the world. >> senator hagel? >> nor hagel. sorry. >> as head of your security, we're bringing in a highly trained team of professional body doubles. >> they look nothing like me. some of them are black. they're not fooling anybody. >> well, neither are you, homey. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." while you were sleeping in the west pope benedict xvi made a startling announcement telling vatican cardinals that he will resign at the end of this month. >> after nearly eight years in office the 85-year-old pope says he's no longer strong enough to do the job. reaction is pouring in from around the world and we begin our coverage with alan pizzey in vatican city. >> reporter: good morning. the announcement took a lot of people by surprise yet it is said the pope had discussed this two weeks ago with two or three people who are very close to him. the pope said he made this decision after long and careful consideration and prayer and thought. in his statement announcing it he said, i have come to the certainty that my strptength, due to an adva
releasing photos as a mean of responding to attacks. chuck hagel has faced claims that he is anti-israel. and remember when joe biden released that photo of him shooting off a fire cracker in a circle? he just thought that was really cool. and we remember that the president posted this photo proving he definite can read. i'm done talking now. >> jennifer: thank you brett for that 100% factually accurate reporting. somebody is always in our "war room." check us out online at dp@danpink.com check out our facebook and twitter. have a great night. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> now welcome to "the young turks." we have a fantastic show for you today. i'm going to be joined by ana kasparian in just a bit. we'll look at a tragedy that happened over the weekend. it is an unthinkable thing that happened to the author of american sniper. but what a shooting range be a good place to treat someone with ptsd. >> he cared so much about helping other veterans. >> the police believe he was tryiyi t to o hehelp himimtt the gun range outside of dallas. >> maybe that's why they were at the range for
that confirmation hearing? because we know chuck hagel had a difficult time, john kerry's was fairly straightforward. does this mean that john brennan may have quite a tough time thursday? >> reporter: he might. carney said he still believes brennan will be confirmed, but in a letter to president obama, 11 senators said that this could complicate those confirmation hearings, including ron widen, susan collins of maine saying that they want more answers about this. of course, brennan is really the only person in the administration who has spoken directly about the drone program making the point that the administration only targets someone if they believe they have good cause, if they believe that there won't be a lot of collateral damage. so this is something that he has talked about. carney pointed to the fact that a lot of this is still classified, so there are probably limits to what he can be asked during this confirmation hearing, but, martin, he's going to get some tough questions. >> and you will be there to report on it. nbc news white house correspondent kristin welker. thank you. >>. >> rep
senator chuck hagel. awaits senate approval. panetta spent nearly four decades in washington as a congressman from california. federal budget director. white house chief of staff. and c-i-a director. where he oversaw the operation that killed osama bin laden. >> it's been for me, a hell of a ride. i will never forget the pride and exhilaration when i walked out of the white house after the president announced the success of the bin laden operation. >> pam: president barack obama praised the military's progress under panetta's watchful eye. pointing to the repeal of a ban on gays openly serving in the military. and the recent expansion of combat roles for women. >> the secret service is investigating the publication of private photographs of former presidents george h-w bush and george w bush. they appear to have been stolen from family e-mail accounts. the e-mails appeared on a gossip web site yesterday. the emails were between several members of the bush family. and delved into personal family topics, scheduling matters. and contact information for dozens of extended bush re
. >> chuck hagel faces the first major hurdle in the bid to become the nation's defense secretary. the senate armed services committee is set to vote on the nomination. the former nebraska senator faces fierce opposition from fellow republicans who challenged his past statements and votes on israel, iran, iraq, and nuclear weapons. the committee will split along party lines. the nomination is likely to be sent to the full senate. >> and tech stock is down as a car company defends itself against a negative review for a new model s sedan. shares for a company from palo alto closed down 2 percent after the review in the "new york times" over the weekend. the review detailed how the model s sales failed to meet the 300 mile range in cold temperatures. the c.e.o. is dismissing the article accusing the author of writing a "hit piece," saying ""new york times" article is about tests in cold is fake. vehicle logs tell a true story he did not charge to max and took a long detour. "new york times" says they stand stand by the story. >> work is on the final face of highway 4 including the e bart line wi
. >>> republicans have for now blocked chuck hagel's nomination to become secretary of defense. the senate came up two votes short of the 60 needed to move the nomination forward as lawmakers prepare to leave town for a week-long break. republicans say they wanted more information on the obama administration's actions during the attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya. >>> meanwhile the illinois senate has voted to legalize gay marriage. the vote advances proposal to make the state the tenth in the nation allowing same-sex couples to wed. the valentine's day vote came amid concerns for republicans the bill would force religious organizations to perform same- sex marriage ceremonies. the bill moves to the house where democrats hold a majority. >> will you pay more to fly because of a mega-merger? in the consumerwatch, how the partnership between american and u.s. airways could affect your airfares. >> while florist and chocolate shops profit from off valentine's day how some bay area businesses are targeting those who hate the holiday. am i al
talks about drones, cyber warfare and the chuck hagel nomination with senators lindsey graham and jack reed sunday on "face the nation" here on cbs. >>> and if you've ever thought your mom was overprotective imagine what alex collins must be thinking. he's a nationally ranked high school football star who signed to play for the arkansas razorbacks only after tackling what may be his biggest opponent. jim axelrod is here to explain. >> reporter: good morning, norah. every college coach in the country will tell you the same thing, you want to recruit a high school football star then win over his mom. the drama playing out right now in college football is a public example of what happens when you don't. in the world of college football it might be the most important day of the year national signing day. >> the florida state university. >> reporter: the day when many of the best high school football players in the country sign the scholarship offer to play football at one of the many colleges recruiting them. it's a day full of drama. >> university of alabama. >> repor
francisco, allen wong abc 7 news. >> turn to washington now. chuck hagel has necessary votes to be the next secretary of defense. vote ending the bitter fight over the president cabinet choice is expected some time next week. and if you have been with us last night you may have seep my reports from washington where i had the chance to speak with president obama. during my bay area exclusive one-on-one interview. well tonight for the first time in week the president is now reaching out to the republican about the automatic spending cut that will kick in next week. he plays -- placed phone calls to boehner and mckonl. we don't have details on the conversations but the president made it clear to me yesterday that the looming cuts will derail the plans for moving the economy forward. >> now in the state of the union mr. president you praised our troops. and said that they had exceeded expectations. while some of our institutions had let them down. which institutions congress one of this i think all of us take responsibility for thinking about the same patriotism, dut duty, selfless ness,
threatened to hold up the nomination of chuck hagel until they received those documents. >>> the first lawsuit has been filed in connection with the deadly southern california tour bus. eight people were killed when a tijuana based bus crashed on february 1st. the lawsuit was filed today by a mother and daughter who suffered broken bones in this crash. the suit names the charter bus company and the bus driver who says his brakes failed on that steep road. >>> american today grounded their fleet of 787s. they discovered a cracked engine blade of one of the newest versions of the plane. the navy and marine corp. are planning to buy other versions to replace their old fighter jets. 51 planes have been grounded. the pentagon says it's still investigating and that it's just too early to know the entire impact of this problem. >>> tonight we have information on a different type of identity theft that you may not be aware of. it's kind of like a mutant form of i.d. theft that has a sneaky way of taking both your money and your reputation. >>> joe duncan and her husband have spent 11 years bui
is scheduled to vote in two hours on whether to confirm chuck hagel as secretary of the defense. the foam republican senator is on track to win confirmation after a long political fight. g.o.p. lawmakers signaled monday that they would not hold up a vote. a final check on the accweather forecast, mike, it is nice. >> very pleasant if you like spring weather. this is the way downtown san francisco looks this morning. you can see the sun coming up and creating shadows but as we head to the afternoon hours, this is the way it will look. total sunshine. temperatures are running in the low-to-mid 60's in the bay and sunshine at the coast and breezy, you may need a jacket with brisk temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50's. >> here is the bay bridge, the metering lights are on and track is backing to the macarthur maze and back to the nasty nimitz we had a couple of early accidents, northbound at oak, that is cleared and traffic is recovering and it is very, very slow from about high street moving to the northbound direction and, southbound, the motorcycle accident clear, as well, and traffic is j
. once confirmed, hagel will succeed defense secretary leon panetta is daisy for automatic across-the-board budget cuts are scheduled to hit the pentagon. >> the child for the b.p. gulf coast oil spill or resume today. expected to testify will be uc berkeley engineer robert bea who played a prime role in investigating levy breeches and new york and ortolans after hurricane katrina. bea is an expert witness for the plaintiffs who sued b.p. plc and other companies over the deep water are rise in disaster. he shares his theories about will cause bbs make kondo well to blow out in 2010. the explosion 11 workers and spewed an estimated 172 million of gallons of crude oil into the gulf. >> a candlelight vigil was outside pleasant hills city hall to remember those killed and the new town shooting massacre and called for stricter gun laws. the gathering included the reading of the names of those killed in the shooting. those would tend it called for congress to pass stricter gun laws, including universal background checks for those who want to bridges fire arms, and the sullivans man and
month. the senate is scheduled to vote today on whether to confirm chuck hagel as head of the defense department. the former republican senator is on track to win confirmation after a long political fight. g.o.p. lawmakerers signaled they would not hold up a vote if he is confirmed he would succeed panetta and take office just before budget cuts hit the pentagon. a new snowstorm is crossing the midsection creating havoc for resolution dens still digging out from last week's blizzard bringing heavy snow to kansas and missouri this morning. you can see in the live pictures how much snow is on the ground. they will have a tough job ahead of them. also, we have hurricane-force winds and these are conditions in kansas, and this is wichita. not many cars. a traffic nightmare on the roads, and so many drivers are strapped the national guard was called in. in albuquerque interstate 40 was shut down and truck drivers had to wait it out. >> it costs money to sit still or to run it much like this, empty. hopefully it is cleared. >> the winds were so strong in north texas it peeled bricks from th
-election? we saw in there temporary the defeat of chuck hagel's nomination, leaving the president without a pentagon secretary and there seems to be more where that came from. we decide to look at how this past tuesday, state of the union day played out starting with
a vote on confirmation for chuck hagel. they insist they want more answers from the white house about the deadly terrorist attack on the u.s. mission on ben ghazi, libya. >>> time now for a quick look at the stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. 12 things to help you survive the last month of winter. >>> reviews of this week's new movies. and more reports from the orioles spring training camp, in sunny sarasota. for these stories and more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun. and remember, you can look for the updated forecast, from wjz's first warning weather team. >>> a mother's plea for help echoes around the world. now, one columbia family is swamped with letters for noah. the cards and well wishes are designed to end bullying. >> reporter: in month, she learned that noah was cutting himself and had posted a suicide note online. she needed to do something fast. >> i put it out there. i was desperate. it was a survival plea. >> she came up with the idea in her head to like maybe have her friends send letters of encouragement to me to make m
policies. >> is the problem with his the president and his policies or is it with chuck hagel, john brennan, john kerry? >> that's all the president. the pr the president picks the people e put aro he puts around him, too. with respect to chuck hagel and brennan, the defense and cia just in the last week their o performance in front of the committees that have to confirm them has them has been pretty poor and not not in my judgment that's the th judgment as well of senators on both sides of the aisle.f the my guess is if you look to put th the president's motives for picking chuck hagel i think he wants the republican to go be -- chu the foil if you will for what heic wants to do to the defense department, do serious damage to our military capabilities.ous it looks to me that the da president has made choices in part based on people who won't part b argue with him. mor >> we'll have much more of the vice pr interview, the former vice use o president will talk about the water use of waterboarding and his relationship with former he president george w. bush. >>> 24
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that are open cabinet members and open cabinet positions. hagel..is still waiting and mccain there is a lot of ill will he practically attacked the bush should ministration. also, the choice for the cia is brennen about the tax and benghazi dr in the benghazi dones. >> we want to find out what happened about the talking points. >> republican senators want to find out more about his work at citigroup >> there are a number of problems that could arise still otherthe white house is *downplaying it's draft proposal as merely a ""back up plan"" if lawmakers don't come up with an immigration overhaul of their own. officials with the obama administration say that the president ""wants to be prepared"" in case the small bipartisan group of senators this is a live look outside. with mt. tam id wanted neighborhood is preparing for a plan to attack the wothese attackers are women of this neighborhood. >> welcome back. weather, traffic. >> right now, it is kind of cloudy but we are seeing some clear conditions. partly cloudy for this evening and the highs will be climbing into the mid upper 50s. quite
comes despite republican demands for more financial information from hagel. >> the initial vote was postponed last thursday. >> but democrats hold a 14- 12 edge on the panel, so it is likely hagel will be approved on a party-line vote. >> pepsi has announced plans genders to introduce a new fruit flavored mountain dew soda called kick start. it is a mix of jews and mountain dew that offers 92 mg of caffeine for a 16 oz can. >> that is much less than the engine drink our coffee. >> the 16 oz can of the jews and fused so is 80 cals. >> orange citrus and fruit punch flavors of mountain dew kickstart will hit stores february 24th--20 di5th. >> the international olympic committee is making a surprise announcement. we will tell you which sport is being cut from the summer olympics. >> a closer look at the new warriors and jerseys. you either like it or hate them. i hate them. >> we will be back with more on the >> no more wrastling at the olympics. ioc leaders made the surprise decision to stay there remo's one old is olympic sports from the 2020 games. the ioc executive board decided
at the pentagon, chuck hagel, and then john brennan, his pick for the cia. obviously the benghazi matter is an obstacle for chuck hagel's confirmation and vote there in congress and then this john brennan matter is very important to the issue of these targeted drone strikes, rand paul, the senator from kentucky has said that he is willing to hold up that vote on john brennan. if he doesn't receive assurances from the white house that the united states will not target any drone strikes on americans on american soil. so some of this information i think the administration is hoping will at least for now satisfy some of those members with these concerns, wolf. >> it's going to be a tough battle, i take it. both of these confirmations likely to go through next week. but it's by no means a done deal, is it? >> reporter: it's not a -- especially when you have senators saying they may hold up nominees and so we're going to have to wait and see whether or not senator paul is satisfied with the information that he's getting from the white house. but this is perhaps, you know, a break in an impasse
bickering, chuck hagel takes his oath of office today. the senate decided to confirm hagel after the gop shut down its filibuster. >>> some 100,000 homes and businesses are without power across the nation's mid section this morning after a winter storm battered residents from texas to kansas for a second time in less than a week. roofs collapsed across the region, under heavy snow killing one person in oklahoma. traffic accidents caused by icy road conditions killed two people in kansas and meantime in a texas panhandle, schools and major highways are closed yet again today. today we'll have much more with al on the forecast in just a moment. new images this morning of the deadly hot air balloon crash that killed 19 tourists on the sight-seeing tour in the ancient egyptian city of luxor. after catching fire it plunged 1,000 feet. all of the country's hot air balloonses grounded. >>> as the crisis in syria escalates the obama administration is considering whether or not to provide assistance to the forces. the direct aid could include military equipment, vehicles and training. >>> and a n
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